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The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve / Edition 1
     

The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve / Edition 1

by Jose Tomas De Cuellar, Margaret Carson, Margo Glantz
 

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ISBN-10: 0195115031

ISBN-13: 9780195115031

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a

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José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress.

Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115031
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Library of Latin America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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